Weekly update: 1st – 7th January 2024

This week:
Anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818)
Monster Mash: WorksheetLyric Video
The Monster – Eminem: Lyric VideoSpeak Up video

1969, the Beatles’ Get Back/Let It Be sessions began with rehearsals at Twickenham Film Studios with a film crew recording in preparation for a planned live television show.
I’ve Got A Feeling: WorksheetLyric Video

1959, Elvis Presley’s father Vernon crashed his son’s BMW in Germany, leading to local newspapers reporting Elvis’ death.
All Shook Up: WorksheetLyric Video

Pop Music Chart Day
Sing along with this week’s UK Top 10 on Speak Up

1992, Reverend Jesse Jackson presented Michael Jackson with a Lifetime Achievement award from the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters, in Washington, DC. Stevie Wonder, Muhammad Ali and Spike Lee were guests at the ceremony.
Thriller: WorksheetLyric VideoSpeak Up Video

1967, Paul McCartney’s soundtrack to the film The Family Way, the first solo Beatle album, was released. It did not chart but won an Ivor Novello Award.
The Beatles – She’s Leaving Home: WorksheetLyric Video

2016, Queen’s guitarist Brian May unveiled a plaque in Cirencester in memory of drummer Cozy Powell.
Queen – We Will Rock You: WorksheetLyric VideoSpeak Up Video

Number Ones, 1st January:

UK David Whitfield-Answer Me
US Tony Bennett-Rags To Riches

UK The Beatles-I Want To Hold Your Hand
US The Singing Nun-Dominique

UK Slade-Merry Xmas Everybody
US Jim Croce-Time In A Bottle

UK The Flying Pickets-Only You
US Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson-Say Say Say

UK Mr Blobby-Mr Blobby
US Mariah Carey-Hero

UK Michael Andrews-Mad World (feat. Gary Jules)
US OutKast-Hey Ya!

UK Sam Bailey-Skyscraper
US Eminem-The Monster (feat. Rihanna)

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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